Walking with Jesus: Easter


Easter is more than just a day. It is a 50-day season that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the ways we live into that reality, just as his disciples did.

The season of Easter has long been a time when newcomers to Christianity and those already on the Christian journey revisit the foundations of the faith.


Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.

So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."...

And so begins 'the rest of the story'...

The lectionary readings for Easter Sunday are: Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43  John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10

Second Sunday of Easter

Lectionary Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31

Follow this link for a reflection written by Krysta Rexroad Wolfe. 

Third Sunday of Easter

“Open your Eyes so that you may see!”

Lectionary Readings: Luke 24:13-35,  Psalm 116:1-4,12-19,  1 Peter 1:17-23,  Acts 2:14a,36-41  

Follow this link to read a reflection written by Fred Herr.

Fourth Sunday of Easter

In today's lessons we read how the witness of the church extends beyond the original followers of Jesus - lives are transformed!

The Lectionary readings are John 10:1-10 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47.

Follow this link to read the 4th Sunday of Easter Reflections by Bridget Biddle and Shannon Blosser.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

The church grows through sacrificial love and endures because of faith in our living God.

The lectionary readings for this Sunday are: John 14:1-14, Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10, Acts 7:55-60

Follow this link for this weeks' reflections written by Lisa Fox and Jonathan Nettles.

Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Gospel is heard, received, and over time starts to transform the world - but it all began with a simple meal. In between there was betrayal and loss. And yet, through it all, God's grace, God's love wins.

The lectionary readings for this week are: John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-10, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31

Follow this link for reflections written by Kerry Bart and Deborah Coble.

Ascension Sunday

"While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy..." (Luke 24: 51-52)

The lectionary readings are: Luke 24:44-53 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23

Follow this link for reflections written by Jenna Moon and Shannon Blosser.

Follow this link for Pentecost Sunday reflections as we celebrate the birthday of the Church!  Come, Holy Spirit, Come!